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Tara Friedman, M.D

FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer

Tara Friedman, M.D., FAAHPM, is the new chief medical officer at Chapters Health System providing leadership and oversight of all medical services functions across the entire enterprise. She assumed this role on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Tara Friedman, M.D., FAAHPM, is the new chief medical officer at Chapters Health System providing leadership and oversight of all medical services functions across the entire enterprise. She assumed this role on Monday, September 19, 2022.

With more than 20 years of senior physician executive experience, Dr. Friedman is dedicated to innovation, and delivering exceptional hospice and chronic illness programs into community settings. Prior to joining Chapters Health, Dr. Friedman was the vice president and national medical officer for Aspire Health, a subsidiary of Anthem. She began her career at Aspire as the senior medical director and incrementally progressed through various promotions during her tenure at the organization.

To date, some of Dr. Friedman’s key accomplishments include driving business development and health plan partnerships; building a multi-modal clinical orientation and comprehensive educational library for a continuing education program for all staff; and leading a national, clinical operations for more than 400 interdisciplinary clinical professionals in day-to-day operations.

Dr. Friedman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Friedman is an active member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) since 2001, serving on its board for 10 years including four years on the Executive Committee and currently as the President of the Board of Directors. She has also participated in special interest groups with contributions to multiple special projects and initiatives. In addition, Dr. Friedman represented AAHPM on Capitol Hill and during Federal Drug Administration hearings.

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